Thursday, September 14, 2006

Crist picks a running mate

Yesterday, Charlie Crist selected FL Rep. Jeff Kottkamp as the Lieutenant Governor on his ticket. The choice of Kottkamp, a right-wing conservative, is no doubt a ploy by Crist's campaign to reach out to religious conservatives and others on the right who were previously concerned about Crist's moderate stances on most issues. It also helps that Kottkamp is married and has a small child. Crist's bachelor status and non-home ownership was building up to be a significant issue in the campaign if Jim Davis went after him on it. That issue may be dead.

Bottom line: Kottkamp's solid conservative views and "pro-family" tag will bring out voters on the right and should seal the deal for Charlie Crist in November.


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